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Cerberus
Cerberus
Availability Everyone
Examine
A three-headed gigantic hound. Guardian of the River of Souls.
Combat level 318
Hitpoints 600
Aggressive Yes
Poisonous No
Max hit 23 (All styles)
Weakness Crush
Attack styles
Melee, Ranged, Mage
Slayer info
Slayer level 91
Slayer points
Slayer XP
Assigned by
Duradel
Combat stats
Attack Strength Defence Magic Ranged
220 220 100 220 220
Aggressive stats
Stab Slash Crush Magic Ranged
+0 +50 +0 +50 +50
Defensive stats
Stab Slash Crush Magic Ranged
+50 +100 +25 +100 +100
Other bonuses Immunities
Monster's strength bonus Monster's ranged strength bonus Monster's attack bonus Poison Venom
+0 +0 +20 Immune Immune
Attack speed
Cerberus

Cerberus is a level 318 hellhound boss that is located in her lair deep beneath the Taverley Dungeon in the cave entrance in the north-east part of the hellhound area which is found beyond the poisonous spiders. Cerberus requires a Slayer level of 91, along with a task of hellhounds or herself in order to be fought.

Cerberus drops three different crystals; the eternal, pegasian and primordial crystals which are used to upgrade infinity, ranger and dragon boots to the eternal, pegasian and primordial boots respectively, the best-in-slot boots for their respective combat styles. She can also drop the smouldering stone at a much better rate compared to her lesser brethren, along with the hellpuppy pet.

Fight overview

When approaching her, Cerberus will become aggressive. She may attack with magic, ranged and melee attacks, each with a max hit of 23. The magic attack appears as a grey ball, the ranged attack appears as a ball of spikes, and the melee attack is her biting. Interestingly, she may use the melee attack at range.

Cerberus has three special attacks that she may use under certain circumstances:

  • She attacks in quick succession with magic followed by ranged and melee. She will do this at the start of every fight and approximately every 30 seconds afterwards.
  • She spits three balls of fire — indicated by her growling — on the ground, one at the player and two in random spots around the room. Standing on will deal 15 damage continuously, within one space will deal 10. She will do this at random when below 200 health.
  • She summons three souls — indicated by her howling — that come from the river behind her and attack the player with each combat style. They will be color coded (Blue = Mage, Red = Melee, Green = Range) to prevent them from damaging you time the prayer in order, west to east, with their styles. Each attack will drain 30 prayer (15 with spectral spirit shield equipped) if blocked or 30 hitpoints if not blocked. She may do this approximately every 30 seconds after she is below 400 health.

Fight Technique

The main technique will be to pray mage for the entire fight. When you see the ghosts come in (signified by Cerb saying “arrrooo”) you should switch to the pray for the first enemy. You should then switch when you see their attack animation start.

The second technique, for those with significantly more powerful gear, is to simply tank the hits and only pray mage.

Location

Cerberus is located in Taverly Dungeon. The entrance can be accessed by teleporting to Taverley in the City teleports and then running South. Climb down the ladder into the dungeon. Run North and jump accross the spikes to the West. Run North and enter the Cave entrance on the East wall. Run North and pull the winch to open the gate and enter Cerberus' Lair.

Taverley

Taverley Dungeon

Drops

Cerberus has several notable drops. The full Drop tables can be found on the official Wiki Drops Page. This page will automatically update if any changes are made.

Item Notes
Primordial Crystal Primordial Crystal Can be combined with Dragon Boots to create Primordial Boots.
Pegasian Crystal Pegasian Crystal Can be combined with Ranger Boots to create Pegasian Boots.
Eternal Crystal Eternal Crystal Can be combined with Infinity boots to create Eternal Boots.
Smouldering Stone Smouldering Stone Can be combined with Dragon axe and Dragon pickaxe to create Infernal Axe and Infernal Pickaxe.
Hellpuppy Hellpuppy The Pet variant of Cerberus.
Key master teleport Key master teleport Teleports you directly to Cerberus' Lair.

Gear setups

Substitute Brawling gloves (slayer) and a Slayer Helmet (i) if on a Cerberus or Hellhound Slayer task. Elite Void can also be used effectively here.

Melee

Max Melee

Serpentine Helmet

Completionist Cape (souls)

Salve Amulet (e)

Tentacle of Chaos

Torva Platebody

Avernic Defender

Torva Platelegs

Ferocious Gloves

Steadfast Boots

'perfect ring'

Med-Level Melee

Helm of Neitiznot

Max Cape

Amulet of Fury

Chaotic Rapier

Bandos Chestplate

Dragon Defender

Bandos Tassets

Brawling Gloves (melee)

Primordial Boots

Berserker Ring (i)

Welfare Melee

Helm of Neitiznot

Fire Cape

Amulet of Glory

Abyssal Whip

Fighter Torso

Dragonfire Shield

Torags Platelegs

Barrows Gloves

Dragon Boots

Ring of Wealth

Spectral Spirit Shield

Overload (4)

Overload (4)

Home Teleport

Saradomin Brew (4)

Saradomin Brew (4)

Saradomin Brew (4)

Super Prayer Potion (4)

Saradomin Brew (4)

Saradomin Brew (4)

Saradomin Brew (4)

Super Prayer Potion (4)

Saradomin Brew (4)

Saradomin Brew (4)

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Super Prayer Potion (4)

Saradomin Brew (4)

Saradomin Brew (4)

Saradomin Brew (4)

Super Prayer Potion (4)

Saradomin Brew (4)

Saradomin Brew (4)

Saradomin Brew (4)

Super Prayer Potion (4)

Spectral Spirit Shield

Overload (4)

Rocktail

Home Teleport

Saradomin Brew (4)

Saradomin Brew (4)

Saradomin Brew (4)

Super Prayer Potion (4)

Saradomin Brew (4)

Saradomin Brew (4)

Saradomin Brew (4)

Super Prayer Potion (4)

Saradomin Brew (4)

Saradomin Brew (4)

Saradomin Brew (4)

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Saradomin Brew (4)

Saradomin Brew (4)

Saradomin Brew (4)

Super Prayer Potion (4)

Saradomin Brew (4)

Saradomin Brew (4)

Saradomin Brew (4)

Super Prayer Potion (4)

Saradomin Brew (4)

Saradomin Brew (4)

Saradomin Brew (4)

Super Prayer Potion (4)

Spectral Spirit Shield

Overload (4)

Rocktail

Home Teleport

Rocktail

Rocktail

Rocktail

Rocktail

Rocktail

Rocktail

Rocktail

Super Prayer Potion (4)

Saradomin Brew (4)

Saradomin Brew (4)

Saradomin Brew (4)

Super Prayer Potion (4)

Saradomin Brew (4)

Saradomin Brew (4)

Saradomin Brew (4)

Super Prayer Potion (4)

Saradomin Brew (4)

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Saradomin Brew (4)

Super Prayer Potion (4)

Saradomin Brew (4)

Saradomin Brew (4)

Saradomin Brew (4)

Super Prayer Potion (4)

Ranged

Max Ranged

Pernix Cowl

Completionist Cape (souls)

Salve Amulet (e)

Diamond Dragon Bolts (e)500

Toxic Blowpipe

Pernix Body

Pernix Chaps

Brawling Gloves (ranged)

Pegasian Boots

'perfect ring'

Med-Level Ranged

Armadyl Helmet

Max Cape

Amulet of Ranging

Diamond Dragon Bolts (e)500

Armadyl Crossbow

Armadyl Chestplate

Elysian Spirit Shield

Armadyl Chainskirt

Brawling Gloves (ranged)

Glaiven Boots

Archers Ring (i)

Welfare Ranged

Archer's Helm

Ava's Accumulator

Amulet of Fury

Diamond Bolts (e)500

Rune Crossbow

Black D'hide Body

Odium Ward

Black D'hide Chaps

Barrows Gloves

Ranger Boots

Archers Ring

Spectral Spirit Shield

Overload (4)

Overload (4)

Home Teleport

Saradomin Brew (4)

Saradomin Brew (4)

Saradomin Brew (4)

Super Prayer Potion (4)

Saradomin Brew (4)

Saradomin Brew (4)

Saradomin Brew (4)

Super Prayer Potion (4)

Saradomin Brew (4)

Saradomin Brew (4)

Saradomin Brew (4)

Super Prayer Potion (4)

Saradomin Brew (4)

Saradomin Brew (4)

Saradomin Brew (4)

Super Prayer Potion (4)

Saradomin Brew (4)

Saradomin Brew (4)

Saradomin Brew (4)

Super Prayer Potion (4)

Saradomin Brew (4)

Saradomin Brew (4)

Saradomin Brew (4)

Super Prayer Potion (4)

Spectral Spirit Shield

Overload (4)

Rocktail

Home Teleport

Saradomin Brew (4)

Saradomin Brew (4)

Saradomin Brew (4)

Super Prayer Potion (4)

Saradomin Brew (4)

Saradomin Brew (4)

Saradomin Brew (4)

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Saradomin Brew (4)

Saradomin Brew (4)

Super Prayer Potion (4)

Saradomin Brew (4)

Saradomin Brew (4)

Saradomin Brew (4)

Super Prayer Potion (4)

Spectral Spirit Shield

Overload (4)

Rocktail

Home Teleport

Rocktail

Rocktail

Rocktail

Rocktail

Rocktail

Rocktail

Rocktail

Super Prayer Potion (4)

Saradomin Brew (4)

Saradomin Brew (4)

Saradomin Brew (4)

Super Prayer Potion (4)

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Saradomin Brew (4)

Saradomin Brew (4)

Super Prayer Potion (4)

npcs/cerberus.txt · Last modified: 2021/09/17 14:14 by Hotshotberad